AxlRose Guns N’ Roses will headline this year’s edition of Revolver magazine’s hard rock–centric Golden Gods Awards. The ceremony will be held at Los Angeles’s Club Nokia on April 23rd and will also feature performances by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Korn, A Day to Remember, a solo performance by Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde, the Pretty Reckless and more. The magazine will announce more performers in the weeks to come.

Additionally, GN’R frontman Axl Rose will also receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous Lifetime Achievement recipients include Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.

The awards show will hand out trophies in 12 categories, ranging from Most Metal Athlete to Album of the Year. Fans are encouraged to vote on the nominees at Revolver’s website.

This year, the show’s organizers have renamed the Best Guitarist category after Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was murdered 10 years ago this year. “I am very honored that Revolver is renaming the Best Guitarist Award after Dime,” former Pantera drummer and Darrell’s brother, Vinnie Paul, said in a statement. “He was and always will be what heavy-metal guitar playing is all about. This award is given to the person with those special skills that sets them apart from others. Dime always went for it and I know he would be proud of the winner of this award.”

Tickets for the live event go on sale February 28th, through

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  1. I don’t play but probably have the loudest home and car system in my area, 300 concerts seen, maybe 800-100 CDs. I qualify as a Metal fan, to include shattering (shattered, not dislocated) my C4 cervical vertebrae from decades of head banging. They just put mental (mechanics) literally attached to my spine, am rebuilt a-la-Terminator.

    That said, if I DID play, the Revolver awards (in my mind) say and mean more than all the crap, BS, and “don’t belongs” of the Rock Hall of Fame. Wish you could by the annual show on DVD, can’t find John 5’s playing with Rob Zombie one year anywhere. He was over the top. Now I’ll go vote…….

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